MSC Cruises have announced that the first of its next generation “Seaside” class of ships, which is due to enter service in November 2017, will be named MSC Seaside and will sail […]
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Dubai has invested millions of dollars in cruise infrastructure and is the primary cruise port of the Middle East – Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital, does not intend to take this lying down!
Royal Caribbean have announced the sale of Splendour of the Seas to UK cruise operator Thomson Cruises ahead of the cruise ship’s first cruise season in the Middle East offering roundtrip cruises […]
Some of them were infamous, some of them were souless, some of them sank and entered the annuls of history, while others were unmitigated disasters.
During the political unrest in Bahrain during 2012 many mainstream cruise lines cancelled port calls to the island nation’s Mina Sulman port, but during 2015 the German cruise markets major players AIDA […]
Qatar has never been the star performer in the regional cruise industry, the country in general is an up-and-coming tourist destination, however, and as part of this strategy to increase tourist numbers, […]
Windstar Cruises, which recently purchased the luxury boutique cruise ship Star Pride and two others from Seabourn Cruise Line, has cancelled the cruise ship’s second Dubai cruise departure scheduled for later this […]
Costa Deliziosa to visit South African cruise ports Durban, Cape Town, Richard’s Bay on 2015 World Cruise
Costa Cruises’ 294m, 92,700-gross ton cruise ship Costa Deliziosa (picture credit Tom Barslid), a sister ship to Costa Luminosa and the largest cruise ship in the Italian cruise line’s fleet after the […]
MSC Cruises award-winning cruise liner MSC Orchestra departed Dubai Saturday on the final 7-night roundtrip Dubai to Dubai cruise of her Middle East cruise season, marking the end of one of the […]
‘Quantum leap’ in sales after investment by Cunard and travel partners in South African cruise market
In a recent interview with Bob Dixon, Cunard Line’s General Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, he revealed to Cruise Arabia & Africa that the world’s most prestigious cruise line […]